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Freedom Of '78 - Short's Brewing Company

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383 Ratings
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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 51
Gots: 32 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: surlytheduff on 12-16-2010)
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Photo of Stevedore
3.05/5  rDev -25.2%

12oz bottle, indeterminate bottling date. Thanks Kevin. Poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 4/12/2014.

App- Hazy orange body, small one finger white head with little retention, not much lacing.

Smell- Sticky but faint tropical fruit, a bit of burnt rubber, faint pale malt breadiness and sweetness.

Flavour- Pale malt sweetness up front, a little bit of citrus flavours dance on the palate, receding to a burnt rubber flavour accompanied by an unmistakeable tropical fruit flavour, probably guava or papaya. This is not a very tasty profile for me, but I see what they're trying to accomplish here.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, slightly undercarbonated, resinous body that isn't too bitter. Faint tropical fruit flavours on the backend. Solid.

Overall- Decent pale ale that certainly does incorporate some tropical fruit flavours into the beer, especially the good aspects. However, the faint burnt rubber-like off-flavours is taking a lot away from my enjoyment of this beer.

Stevedore, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of AndyEdgar
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

AndyEdgar, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of JDD419
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

JDD419, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

markgugs, Apr 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

BeerGreg, Apr 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

djgustafson, Apr 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Fargrow, Apr 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Buck_Jones, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

DMarlinJ, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of JVoyager
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

JVoyager, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

shehateme, Apr 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

GinsuDave, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Norseman, Apr 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

huddyball, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of NuckleDragger
2.56/5  rDev -37.3%

I really wanted to like this beer after reading other reviews and buying into the hype. Picked up two Freedom of '78s in a mix-and-match 6 pack.

A: Light sunrise orange with just a tad of haze and a small dissipating head.

S: The smell was good. Standard sweet IPA smell with good hints of fruit. So far so good.

T: This is where it went down hill for me. The guava took over in the taste department and left a terrible aftertaste. Yuck!

M: Just a light carbonation on this one. Boarder line watery.

O: I have never had guava, now I know why. The after taste is like a seagull shit in my mouth. Freedom doesn't taste like that. Not sure If I am gonna drink the second one or dump in down the drain.

NuckleDragger, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

ShanePB, Apr 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jlmathis, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

TangoJuliet, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Sarge3130, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

dbc5, Apr 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

arusso13, Apr 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Morakaton, Apr 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

HardyA, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

RuckusDu, Mar 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

MgoJohnStamos, Mar 30, 2014
Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.